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**Disclaimer: Please note that all Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service, entertainment and inspiritional puposes only and in no way is it intended for diagnosing illness, perscription, advice, not meant to treat varied conditions within one's life and should not replace proper medical attention. We have not tested these theories and suggest that you heed the information as just that, information gathered, not tested. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements. Consult your Doctor or other health care practioner regarding health issues. Beads By Becky is not liable for any use or misuse of this information.**

Tanzanite was first discovered in 1967 in Tanzania, East Africa. As one of the newest and most exotically colored gemstones, Tanzanite is part of the Zoisite mineral species and is only found in East Africa. Tanzanite is very rarely a pure blue and usually exhibits rich purple overtones. While Tanzanite is often a blue color when first mined, it can also be brown and is routinely heat treated to permanently draw out its exotic bluish-purple color.
Tanzanite is sometimes called the "workaholic's stone". This is because it helps you slow down and take it easy. This in turn, brings success in more areas of life. It relieves stress and enhances composure, poise, and harmony. Tanzanite is a brittle stone and although it can be worn daily, care should be taken to protect it from knocks, pressure and extreme temperature changes. Do not use a home ultrasonic to clean jewelry with tanzanite.
In October 2002, Tanzanite was added to the official birthstone list as an additional birthstone for December.

Tiffany Stone
(aka Opalized Fluorite, Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Ice Cream Opalite, Purple Opal) Considered one of the most scarce, beautiful and unusual stones in the world, this stone comes only from one very small area in the Western deserts of Utah. Tiffany stone is a purple, lavender, white stone sometimes with patches of mauve, yellowish-brown and black is found in beryllium ore (Bertrandite) found at the Brush Wellman beryllium mine, where beryllium is mined for use in missile nose cones and many other high-tech metallurgical uses. The area is not open to the public for collecting and very little of this material sees anything other than the ore crusher to extract the small percentage of beryllium contained in the opal tuff.
The name Tiffany Stone presumably comes from the jewelry company of the same name that used it in some of their designs.
Over 200 million years ago volcanic activity spewed fine ash over regions of the west desert of Utah. Time along with pressure, gases, and heavy with minerals such as chert, jasper and hemitite, combined to form the Bertrandite, together with other minerals of Fluorine, Opalite, Fluorite, Rhodocroscite. etc., Fluorspar & Berylium Ore became the colorful product. It is a soft to hard Opalized stone that forms in very small to 100+ pound "nodules", composed of predominantly Opalized fluorite (blues, purples and whites), often with many other minerals such as Agate, Dolomite, Rhodonite, Manganese oxide, Beryllium and others. It often has a "crackled" appearance and is called "Tiffany Stone", "Bertrandite" "Purple Opal" or "Ice Cream Opalite". Unfortunately for the jewelry world, most of the material is ground up as part of the beryllium extraction process - so, not only is it rare because of the sole location, it is even more rare (and consequently expensive) because so little of the material ever escapes the ore crushers. When smeltered, Berylium becomes the lightest weight metal used in space, and for Computer chips, and in ceramics. The nodules are found in the West Desert of Juab County, Utah. Mined in the state of Utah, USA.
A beautiful stone in varying shades of dark purple, lavender and creamy white with swirls of dark and light yellowish brown and pink areas takes a high polish when cut en cabochon.
Tiffany stone is a highly energetic but subtle stone. Psychically it helps with communication and interpretation of psychically received information of all kinds, including telepathic, channeled, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and others. Energetically it is excellent for removing energy blockages of the meridians and chakras. Tiffany Stone is helpful emotionally by assisting transitions during changes of all kinds, engendering persistence and emotional strength, and verbalizing hidden or secret feelings. Tiffany Stone is also beneficial for business and business success. Physically, Tiffany Stone boosts the sex drive and can enhance sexual experience, and is an all-around healing stone. Tiffany Stone is associated primarily with the third eye chakra.

Tiger eye (tiger’s eye) is a member of the quartz group of chalcedonies. It is one of the chatoyant gemstones. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands. This effect is due to the fibrous structure of the material. This popular gold and brown gemstone is named for the iridescent flicker of its colored bands, which bring to mind the yellow eyes of the tiger. It is black with iron oxide staining which causes the characteristic golden brown and yellow stripes. Tigereye is actually silicified crocidolite in quartz.
Tiger Eye is found in South Africa, Western Australia, India, Namibia, Burma & the USA. Tiger Eye is a quartz mineral with a hardness of 7.
Tigers Eye was used for personal protection as far back as Roman times and is still seen today as a metaphysical stone that protects against all kinds of danger. It is a strong and projective energy and is a warm stone, which helps energy flow through the body. Ruled by the sun, Tigers Eye with its golden flashes of light is used to promote strength and courage and facilitate confidence. It is also said to enable clear thinking. It is an excellent stone for visualizations and rituals around money and abundance.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Tiger Eye is a stone for increasing one's physical energy, stamina, mental clarity, will power, strength and decisiveness. Tiger Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger's eye (which is a form of quartz) is beneficial for health and spiritual well being.
Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity. Tiger Eye was once thought to be all-seeing due to its appearance. Some believe that Tiger Eye will help focus the mind. Others claim that Tiger Eye will offer protection to travelers. Some spiritualists say that Tiger Eye will enhance will power, integrity, practicality, and even good luck. Some believe Tiger Eye will bring prosperity, usually in the form of money. Some claim Tiger Eye will counteract feelings of hypochondria. Physically, some believe Tiger Eye is good for asthma.

Tiger iron is composed of tiger's eye, red jasper and black hematite. The rippled wavy bands of color often resemble a scenic view. Tiger iron helps with creative endeavors and all types of artistic abilities. It is a stone of balance and particularly helps maintain the balance of white and red blood cells. It can increase the production of natural steroids in the body and is beneficial for the muscular structure.

Topaz - The name topaz comes from the Sanskrit and means fire. Topaz occurs in a wide range of colors including red, orange, peach, pink, gold, yellow, brown and clear and is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Russia. Naturally pale to medium blue topaz is enhanced by irradiation to produce a more intense blue color. Red and pink topaz gems were used in the jewelry of the 18th and 19th Century Russian Czarinas and is why topaz is sometimes called "Imperial Topaz". The most famous topaz is actually a colorless topaz that was originally thought to be a diamond. It is a 1680 carat stone known as the "Braganza Diamond" set in the Portuguese Crown Jewels. Another beautiful topaz is in the Green Vault in Dresden which has one of the world's most important gem collections.
Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, balances emotions, and can bring joy. Topaz is also believed to bring success and good fortune, and synchronicity. It is also used for protection, particularly protection from the evil eye and greed. It also is said to bring creativity, individuality, true love, and hope. Spiritually it brings in spiritual love and peace. The Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its wearer invisible while the Romans believed it had power to improve eyesight. The Egyptians wore it as an amulet to protect them from injury.
Although topaz is a very hard gemstone, an 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness, it can be split with a single blow and should be protected from hard knocks.
Topaz is the birthstone of November (yellow topaz) and December (blue topaz).

Tourmalated quartz, also known as tourmaline in quartz, is an excellent protective stone, and brings balance and inner strength. It deflects and grounds negativity, and reduces anxiety and depression.

Tourmaline - The name Tourmaline comes form the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) word tura mali which translates as the stone of mixed colors. These stones are 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Translucent tourmaline is known for its exciting range of colors -- more than any other crystal, it is available in a wide variety of colors form black to bluish-black, dark brown, yellow, medium brown, blue to neon blue, lime to dark forrest green, red and reddish purple, yellow, pink and colorless. Bi-colored and multicolored tourmalines may be green at one end and pink at the other, watermelon tourmalines are green on the outside and pink on the inside. Some stones are dichroic meaning they appear to change color when viewed form different angles.
Tourmaline grows inside highly granulated igneous (volcanic) rocks called pegmatites, and can reach heights of up to 10 feet. Tourmaline is most easily identified by its unique, three-sided prisms.
Each variety of tourmaline has a different mineral name depending on its color. The most expensive tourmalines are the blue indicolite, green verdelite and pink rubelite. Cat’s Eye Tourmaline exhibits a ‘catseye’ effect similar to what is commonly seen in tiger’s eye cabochons. Chrome Tourmaline is colored by chromium resulting in a beautiful green stone that is often confused with emerald or the tsavorite garnet. Indicolite is a dark blueish black stone. The Paraiba tourmaline is a bright neon bue and Rubelite is a deep reddish purple stone. Schorl is the name given to black tourmalines which are the most commonly found tourmalines. Brown tourmaline is called dravite, colorless tourmaline is called achroite. Contrary to what these names imply, uni-color examples of this stone are rare. Most tourmalines have varying shades within the stone and some have distinctly different colors within the same crystal, such as the dramatic mix of watermelon tourmaline with its green rim and pink center.
This is a powerful electromagnetic mineral. Metaphysical uses include strengthening body and spirit. It helps move lower frequency thoughts and energies to a higher frequency of light. It is a stone that has long been used by shaman among the African, Native American and Aboriginal tribes. This stone protects you and your environment from negative influences and personalities and is used in purification rituals. If you find yourself living or working in areas which you feel are not entirely comfortable it neutralizes distorted energies. It is said to be an aid when seeking inspiration or understanding.
Black Tourmaline shields against unwanted energies. Dispels fears, obsessions and neurosis. Great for grounding in times of stress and after healing. Protects against radiation.
Green Tourmaline is a receptive stone that strengthens your life force and compassion. Assists in energizing the central nervous system. Recommended for blocks that lead to problems with the lungs such as asthma.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say that Tourmaline strengthens the heart and soothes the emotions. It is believed to be a stone which can help one to overcome sorrow or traumatic memories, and it is also said to emanate the energies of love, joy and inner harmony.
The gemstone Tourmaline is the official birthstone for October.
This stone's hardness allows it to be steamed or cleaned ultrasonically. Be sure to check for any fractures beforehand. If there is even the slightest crack in the stone, clean with mild soap and water to avoid further damage.

Tree Agate (Dendritic Agate) is said to assist with introspection and self-discovery. It can give a wider viewpoint of the world.

Turitella (Turitella agate) is a protective stone. It is especially good protection against spells. As with all fossils, it can help increase accomplishments in the area of business and add excellence to one's environment. They also aid one in being open to change and new ideas.

Unakite is a natural gemstone with an unusual but striking combination of mossy greens and shades of pink. First discovered in America, in the Unakas Mountains of North Carolina, unakite is a granite composed of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. It exists in various shades of green and pink and is usually mottled in appearance. In good quality Unakite is considered a semiprecious stone, will take a good polish and is often used in Jewelry and other Lapidary work such as Eggs, Spheres, and Carvings. It is also referred to as epidotized granite. Unakite can be found in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior. It is the state stone of Virginia, where it is found in the river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unakite is not limited to America, and is mainly mined in South Africa, Brazil, and China as well as the U.S.A.
Unakite has been used as tile at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Unakite (sometimes spelled Unikite) is a stone with gentle but powerful energy. It can assist one in finding one's animal guide. It is also a stone that is helpful for gardening. Unakite is also a good protection stone. Unakite brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion. Some spiritualists believe that unakite allows people to concentrate on the present rather than dwelling in the past. It is also thought by some to bring clarity and aid in decision making. Some also believe unakite can help find love, aid in physical recuperation, and help maintain a healthy pregnancy.

Utah Wonderstone – This particular variety was once a very fine volcanic ash. Through pressure and time this ash became rock hard as the colorful chemicals such as iron in the earth seeped through and swirled into a glorious design producing a smooth texture for a soft, desirable cutting material. This wonderstone is only found in the Fishlake Mountains of Utah near Salina, Utah, Sevier County.

Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral that is sometimes confused with chrysocolla or the greener forms of turquoise. Colors are light bluish green, medium and dark greens. It has a waxy luster and takes a fine polish. Variscite is formed by direct deposition from phosphate bearing water that has reacted with aluminium rich rocks in a near-surface environment. It occurs as fine-grained masses in nodules, cavity fillings, and crusts. Variscite often contains veins of the mineral crandallite.
Variscite is sometimes used as a semi-precious stone, and is popular for carvings and ornamental use.
It is named after Variscia, the historical name of Vogtland in Germany. A notable locality is Fairfield, Utah in the United States And is found in Australia (Queensland), Germany and Brazil.
It is also known as Utahlite, Barrandite, Bolivarite and Lucinite.
Variscite is a soothing stone. It is sometimes called a "true worry stone" because it eases fear, tension, anxiety, worry, and impatience. It also relieves stress and depression, and can give courage and inner strength. Variscite can help calm the mind and help it be still, which makes it an excellent stone for meditaiton.

Wampum is a quahog shell of deep purple swirls blending into a white background, it is an absolutely beautiful! Wampum is a scarcity because the majority of quahogs are all white and from a ton of shells, only a few shells are large enough and purple enough to be jewelry-grade material. Wampum was used by the Northeastern American Indians since the 17th century as currency. It was a symbol of wealth and power and was used to sanctify marriage vows. This purple and white Quahog Clam Shell is hard to find and harder to work and make into beads or cabs. Purple wampum was worth twice as much as white.

Wild Horse is the name given to this stone, whose geological name is magnesite which is a mixture magnesite/hematite. A fairly new stone that was discovered in the mid-90's near the Globe copper mine in the Gila wilderness area of southern Arizona. Some have called it Wild Horse Turquoise but it is NOT turquoise! Since so far, there only seems to be one source for Wild Horse and also because of it's beauty . . . it has retains a high value and is a remarkably popular.

Yellow Jasper has characteristics of helping one be strong and balanced in the social arenas and protects one's social welfare.

Zircon is a famous gemstone occuring in many colors. Its brilliant luster and fire combined with its hardness and range of colors makes it a most desirable gem. Almost all Zircon gems are artificially colored by heat-treatment. Many of its gem colors are rarley found naturally in such color.
Zircon is often confused with Cubic Zirconia, a synthetic, inexpensive diamond simulant, resembles colorless Zircon and ha a similar sounding name. However, the two are totally separate materials, and have no connection with each other. Although colorless aircon may also be used as a Diamond fake, it is still quite baluable in its own right, as opposed to the cheap, synthetic Cubic Zirconia.

Zoisite (Green) is a calcium aluminium hydroxy sorosilicate belonging to the epidote group of minerals. Zoisite is named after Austrian scientist Baron Sigmund Zois von Edelstein (Baron von Zois), whom discovered the mineral in the Sau-Alp mountains of Austria in 1805. Zoisite was first known as saualpite, after its type locality. This green zoisite with inclusions of hornblende and occasional ruby crystals was found in Tanzania in 1954. Since then it's also been found in Norway, western Australia and the U.S. Transparent material is fashioned into gemstones while translucent-to-opaque material is usually carved into sculptural works.
Zoisite brings trust in general as well as releases fears, which can bring a depth of happiness to one's life. Zoisite is also said to bring energy and dispel laziness.

**Disclaimer: Please note that all Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service, entertainment and inspiritional puposes only and in no way is it intended for diagnosing illness, perscription, advice, not meant to treat varied conditions within one's life and should not replace proper medical attention. We have not tested these theories and suggest that you heed the information as just that, information gathered, not tested. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements. Consult your Doctor or other health care practioner regarding health issues. Beads By Becky is not liable for any use or misuse of this information.**